Articles tagged with tag ‘rejecting candidates’

Should you cut an interview short?

Sometimes you may feel like the person you are interviewing really isn’t right for the job, so what do you do? Do you cut short the interview or continue it out of courtesy? The actual answer may be even simpler than that, don’t let it get to that stage. Not every candidate that gets to […]
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How to give rejection feedback and why

No one wants to hear that they didn’t get the job. So how can you break the news to candidates in a professional, sincere and positive manner? There are two standard ways to let a job candidate down: you can either give them the bad news in a phone call or a write it to […]
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Signs you should reject a candidate

Employment levels may be moving slowly up, but it can be challenging as a recruiter with so many candidates clamouring for a limited number of roles. Deciding who to reject can be difficult, so what should you be looking out for when making that tough decision? Here are a few pointers…   The candidate has […]
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Candidate rejection: Knowing when to walk away

You’ve spent time and effort whittling down the list of candidates to find the right one for you, but problems emerge. We look at how and when to cut your losses and find someone new. Negotiate or walk away? For most recruiters the make or break moment in the employment process comes at the end, […]
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How to give interview feedback

At some point in your career, it’s highly likely that you’ve received a job rejection. That crushing phone call is usually followed by feelings of “where did I go wrong?” With some jobs attracting hundreds of applicants, it would obviously be unrealistic to expect to give detailed feedback to every interested party. However, those that […]
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Dos and don’ts when rejecting candidates

It’s a sad fact that there are currently more rejections than acceptances in the job market. Rejecting candidates while maintaining a good relationship can be a tricky one. Luckily, we’ve put together our top dos and don’ts to consider when relaying that difficult decision.   DO keep a jobseeker informed It’s always good to contact […]
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How to decide between candidates

You’ve written a fantastic job advert and had lots of talented candidates sending in their applications. You picked the cream of the crop and interviewed a few, and now you realise there are (at least) two that you think would be more than capable of performing the role. How do you choose between them? True, […]
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Rejecting candidates

With advances in social media, and everyone becoming attached to their phone, there’s more than one way to tell candidates they didn’t get the job. But what’s the best way of rejecting candidates? It’s never easy breaking the news to a candidate that they haven’t been successful, so it’s vital to make the process as […]
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